48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

From $139.99 per person

Go where you want and see what you want on your schedule with this 48-hour ticket for a hop-on hop-off city tour, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park, as well as a night tour of San Francisco, plus tickets to visit Alcatraz prison.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 days
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hop-on and hop-off the sightseeing buses at any stop along the route
  • See the city by night on a special 90-minute night tour
  • Enjoy the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and Golden Gate Park from the top deck
  • Visit Alcatraz and explore the infamous prison island
Full description
One reasonable price gives you a bewildering amount of choice for sightseeing in this fabled city – access to the hop-on hop-off city tour route, a special night tour and tickets to the infamous Alcatraz Island, where you will enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the notorious prison. Audio guides are available in a variety of languages but the hop-on hop-off tour is only available in English. With open double-decker buses and a guide on each one, you can see just about everything and learn just as much. You can get to all the most famous spots in the city, and 48 hours is enough time to go back and visit your favorites again. Official City Loop highlights include: the Palace of Fine Arts, North Vista Point where you can take great pictures of Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, where you can enjoy the Japanese Tea Gardens, Haight-Ashbury district, San Francisco Downtown, Chinatown, the Civic Center, the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, Barbary Coast, the Financial District and the Ferry Building.  The 90-Minute Night Tour covers many of the attractions on the other routes, but with a whole new perspective. It is not hop-on hop-off and departs from Fisherman’s Wharf at 18:30 all year round with additional departures during the summer months.
  • Ferry ride to and from Alcatraz Island
  • Self-guided tour of the cellblock with audio guide
  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Special 90-minute night tour
  • Live narration by a guide or multilingual audio guide on each bus
  • Ticket for Alcatraz Island
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Please check-in with Skyline Sightseeing: Pier 41 (at the corner of Jefferson St. & Powell St.) San Francisco, CA 94133

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours do not operate on 25 December
  • For the Alcatraz tour: the departure time for your Alcatraz tour will be provided on the first day of the tour when you pick up your tickets between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. The departure time is set and cannot be changed. If you fail to pick up your tickets between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM, your tickets will be lost and no refund will be issued
  • You must provide the full names of all participants when booking. Failure to do so will result in no Alcatraz tickets and no refund for that portion of the tour
  • Buses will run Thursday through Monday, every 30-60 minutes between 9 AM and 5 PM
  • Once you pick up your tickets you will receive the most updated timetable
  • Audio guides at Alcatraz are available in a variety of languages
  • The hop-on hop-off tour is available with live narration and with multilingual audio guidance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 127 reviews

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Alcatraz fab

Alcatraz was a fantastic trip.i had a fractured foot and was in a Moon boot and they couldn't of been more helpful.However the pick up point for the tickets is a long way from the bus stop and on crutches that was no fun.ticjets must be picked up by 10 o,clock which meant we didnt have time to pick up a wheelchair first. You would think they'd have a shuttle bus link to the bus stop.the staff went helpful,however the bus drivers and tour guides once aboard were great

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February 3, 2019

Wonderful idea to see the "hot spots" of San Francisco

The use of the bus was a wonderful idea in order to make it all over to the most well known attractions of San Francisco. The night ride was extremely enjoyable as well. My only complaint is if you are "full go" on vacation as my wife and I are, the fact that the bus line stops running around the 5:30pm makes night time traveling across the city reliant on other options than the bus line. In hindsight, I most likely would have only bought a single day pass but I was delayed in getting my Alcatraz tickets and the only option I had was to get the combo package with the Alcatraz tickets. Pretty expensive but I believe it was all worth it.

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October 23, 2018

Awesome time have great memories

Had a really good time in San Francisco and the hop on hop of bus was the way to go as I was traveling by myself. Managed to achieve everything and enjoyed all the different things available with the ticket. Alcatraz was amazing and well worth visiting. San Francisco was beautiful and would go back in a heartbeat. Thanks to all the bus drivers and tour guides information when on the buses was very well done . The night tour was awesome also and well worth doing gave a different experience to San Francisco.

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October 16, 2018

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